Are you a NZ business or small business owner grappling with the digital revolution and its impact on the way we do business in the Asia-Pacific?

Does mention of “the Cloud” make you want to bury your head in the sand?

Digital technology is transforming the way that we live, work, communicate – and even trade. “Digital trade” - whether you’re talking e-commerce, cloud computing, software, back-office work such as digital accounting, and even streaming services - is transforming the way New Zealand engages with the world.

Small businesses, women entrepreneurs, Māori enterprises and others can in effect be “born global” and quickly, easily and cheaply access customers in key markets.

Navigated well, NZ has the chance to seize these opportunities – a consumer market estimated to be worth well beyond US$1 trillion by 2020, and perhaps six times that in business-to-business trade. But this new “borderless” world is increasingly facing new regulatory restrictions, including on cross-border data flows and around privacy and cybersecurity. Understanding this complex picture has never been more important.

Join us for an evening of insights and analysis of the pitfalls and potentials of digital engagement for NZ businesses involved with the Asia-Pacific.

About the speaker

Stephanie Honey is an international trade policy consultant and a former New Zealand trade negotiator and diplomat. You can read Stephanie’s recent post on digital trade for the New Zealand International Business Forum here

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Bring your questions!

Following Stephanie’s talk, Tenby Powell, Chair of the NZ Small Business Council, will moderate a question and answer session with the audience.

Event details and registration

What: Looking for Cloud Nine: Maximising the benefits of digital trade between NZ and the Asia-Pacific

When: Tuesday 16 April, 5-7pm

Where: Logan Campbell Room, the Northern Club (19 Princes Street, Auckland)

Dress code: Business

RSVP: For catering purposes please RSVP by Monday 8 April via Eventbrite here

 

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